Three children sit amidst a healthy tobacco crop being grown at Jerusalem on the Whanganui River in the early 1900s. The tobacco was for community use – attempts to export the crop were not successful. Cultivation of the plant was popularised in the 1860s when Governor George Grey wrote a pamphlet on the topic (translated into Māori in 1867).
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Photograph by J. McDonald
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